Saturday, November 22, 2014

Book Review: In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar

In the Field of Grace
by Tessa Afshar
Adult Christian Historical Romance
Average Goodreads Rating: 
Published by: River North Fiction
Released On: July 1, 2014 
Pages 290

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis:

Without wealth or family, the widow Ruth left her people and followed Naomi, her beloved Hebrew mother-in-law, to rebuild Naomi's home in Israel. Provisions gone and starvation at the door, Ruth used all that she had left--a strong back and a willing heart--to gather grain in a field, abandoned after the harvest.

Tormented by others, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field watching her. Talking to her. Bringing food to her and Naomi. Boaz tells himself his kindness toward Ruth is repayment for the love she has shown to his cousin Naomi. But his heart knows better.
 


My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Disclaimers: I received an e-arc from netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I absolutely adored this novel. I love reading Christian fiction, but I am always hesitant when it comes to reading about people from the Bible that have a story already well-told. But for some reason, I didn't hesitate for a second to read this one.

In recent years, the story of Ruth has become one of my favorites. I was so excited to delve into Tessa's interpretation of the tale. I was not disappointed. She brought the story of Ruth alive in new and inventive ways. I seriously love this book. I'm going to have to buy it so I can reread it. That comment right there I think adequately expresses how I adore it.

The characters, the plot, the writing--all of it is absolutely stunning. Do yourself a favor and don't miss out on this great addictive read. 

So why 5 stars? I am dying to reread it and even though I read it a few days ago, I'm still thinking about this novel. That is rare for me...hence the 5 stars. 

In Summary: A brilliant read that kept me enthralled long after I turned the last page. 

Warnings/Side-notes: None safe for readers of all ages.

The Wrap-up: One of my favorite reads of the year. I can't wait to read more from this author. Absolutely adored this novel. 

Love,

Danica Page

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